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Biscuit last won the day on October 24 2018

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  1. No, I don't think that's a thing. That prioritizes check swings (from the middle of ten field to boot) over pick offs and most likely plays.
  2. Not sure if you've made your mind up yet, but really, go with the F3's.
  3. I don't think you can get passing here. They have both scored, so I think that option is gone.
  4. Are you saying this as general advice, or Arch? Either way, I'm interested in knowing why you say that. Personally, I feel a balance is a good thing, ESPECIALLY if you're working youth ball where you're working a minimum of two games at a time.
  5. Eventually, the system WILL get to the point that it is, virtually, perfect calling balls and strikes*. Then, and only then, I will be okay with. *Per letter of the law. I'm not sure we'll ever have a computer that can call the zone we strive for now.
  6. This is one of those "how come I haven't thought of this?" Kinda things. That's absolutely the way to go.
  7. Agreed, that was partially in jest. An assignor has to be willing to pay me at LEAST two fees before I'm willing to work solo. He'd be paying that much for two any way (luckily, I don't live in the part of the country where working solo ever happens outside of someone screwing up.
  8. Working solo, there's not a lot of balks (other than the obvious stuff) that you're probably gonna get. Do your best, get what you see, but don't be bothered when you hear complaining about balks. Or steals at second. Or swipe tags behind the SS. Or any of the other billion plays you have to guess on working solo.
  9. Biscuit

    Live ball

    Yes. All runners may attempt to advance, and the defence may attempt a play in a runner. Obviously, if the runners are forced to advance due to the walk, they are protected up to the point that they attain their base
  10. I've seen guys, numerous guys, use a (incorrectly attached) throat guard to hang it from their pants. Yeah, they take the throat guard, tuck it in their waist line behind them, and leave it there on the way to the field, during the plate meeting, and in between innings. Ugh. I'm not sure if it's worse than putting it on the ground, but it's the only thing that compares.
  11. BYUi... The only school worse than BYU. Go Utes!
  12. OAK vs, KC, Bottom 10, 2 outs, Grossman the batter. Ground ball to SS who throws to first for the 3rd out. Interesting thing was Greg Gibson going straight from a safe mechanic (presumably on the pulled foot of F3) to an out mechanic. Call was correct, but the mechanics looked really bad. Once the video is up, I'd love to get some input as to why he was so early, or if he was signaling something else. If it was just a case of bad timing, it was REALLY bad (to the point I don't think I would ever make that mistake), and I just wouldn't expect to see that from an MLB guy, especially one like Greg.
  13. Scary stuff... This is why, as much as I hate it, lightning in the area has to be taken seriously.
  14. Biscuit

    How to award bases

    I would expect his coach. Maybe with some hesitation, but once he sees the umpire not react to his coach's order to retouch, I think he would. I don't know that he'd know why he is, but his coach told him to, so he would.
  15. Obviously not, but it's a key that should make you alert to the possibility. We're protecting the catcher, so if in doubt, call the BI.
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